This novel, written by Nancy Mitford, was first published in 1949. Nancy Mitford was born on 28 November 1904 in London and she died on 30 June 1973.
Polly Hampton has been groomed for the perfect marriage by her mother, the fearsome and ambitious Lady Montdore.
But Polly, with her stunning good looks and impeccable connections, is bored by the monotony of her glittering debut season in London. Having just come from India, where her father served as Viceroy, she claims to have hoped that society in a colder climate would be less obsessed with love affairs.
The apparently aloof and indifferent Polly has a long-held secret, however, one that leads to the shattering of her mother’s dreams and her own disinheritance. When an elderly duke begins pursuing the disgraced Polly and a callow potential heir curries favour with her parents, nothing goes as expected, but in the end all find happiness in their own unconventional ways.
According to the review written by the Bibliofemme, the book Love in a Cold Climate is a charming, humorous and enchanting read.
It further states that much of the humour is character-based with the wonderful hypochondriac Davey reappearing and introducing the robust Lady Montdore and the somewhat stereotypically festive butterfly Cedric Hampton.